Selvaraj Kaliaperumal

Selvaraj Kaliaperumal

Catalysis Division

About Me

Selvaraj works on developing sustainable and effective solutions to the globally influencing energy, environmental and nanomedical issues. Other than experimental and synthetic approaches towards using nanoscience and nanotechnology for various applications, he also uses computational approaches (Density Functional Theory) to understand the structure-property correlations. His group, NCMLAB is active in the rational design of functional materials to develop sustainable technologies for various applications including heterogeneous, electrocatalysis, drug delivery systems, clean power production and storage and electronic ceramics. NCMLAB's research encompasses from fundamental science to translational technologies due to active research contributions by highly motivated young researchers including Junior and Senior Research Fellows, post-doctoral fellows, Project assistants and associates and PG project students. He is also the Scientist-in-charge of the Central Microscopy Facility at CSIR - NCL, a central analytical facility servicing the research requirement of NCL, research institutes/ universities and industries across the nation.

He obtained his Ph.D degree in chemistry from the CSIR National Chemical Laboratory and obtained under the mentoring of Dr. Paul Ratnasamy initially and later by Dr. A. V. Ramaswamy at the National Chemical Laboratory in 2000. His Ph.D research was on the Materials Science of silicates. He was an assistant professor at the University Department of Chemistry, Pune University where he taught Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Instrumental Methods, and Spectroscopy to post-graduates during which period he visited the lab of Prof. Dr. Ir. J. E. Ten Elshof at MESA+, University of Twente, The Netherlands. He was an ANR visiting researcher to ICG, a CNRS laboratory at Montpellier, France between 2006 to 2008. He was mentored by Prof. Jean Marie Devoiselle and Dr. Sylvie Begu.

He is a research scientist at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory since 2002. Current high priority programs of his group, NCMLAB includes (i) Developing technologies for clean and sustainable energy (ii) Developing 2D and 3D carbon materials for novel functional materials energy and environment and (iiI) multifunctional nanosystems for biomedical applications and health such as medical diagnostics, targeted drug delivery, chemotherapy, photothermally controlled drug release and hyperthermia. These are largely supported by funds from CSIR through schemes such as EMPOWER, Hydrogen Mission, Energy FTT and SERB DST etc.,

Professional Experience

 2000-2002 – Faculty, Chem. Dept. University of Pune
 2002- date – Scientist, Catalysis Division, NCL, Pune
 2007-2008 – Visiting Researcher, CNRS, France

Selected Publications

  • Zinoy Manappadan, Shubham Kumar, Krati Joshi, Thillai Govindaraja, Sailaja Krishnamurty And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Unravelling the distinct surface interactions of modified graphene nanostructures with methylene blue dye through experimental and computational approaches, Journal of Hazardous Materials., , (2020),
  • Suman Jhajharia And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Exploring battery type ZnO/ZnFe2O4 spheres-3D graphene electrode for supercapacitor: Advantage of yolk-shell over solid structure, ChemElectroChem., , (2019),
  • Pragnya paramita Samal, Krati Joshi, Selvaraj Kaliaperumal And Sailaja Krishnamurty, Probing the catalytic activity of pristine and doped Pd and Ni metal clusters towards H2O molecule, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry., , (2019),
  • Prasad, Rajendra; Yadav, Amit; Gorain , Mahadeo; Chauhan, Deepak; Kundu, Gopal; Srivastava, Rohit; Selvaraj And Kaliaperumal*, Graphene Oxide Supported Liposomes as Red Emissive Theranostics for Phototriggered Tissue Visualization and Tumor Regression, ACS Appl. Bio. Mater., , (2019),
  • Rajendra Prasad, Sachin Agawane, Deepak Chauhan, Rohit Srivatsava And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj*, In Vivo Examination of Folic Acid-Conjugated Gold-Silica Nanohybrids as Contrast Agents for Localized Tumor Diagnosis and Biodistribution, Bioconjugate Chemistry., , (2018),
  • Deepak Kumar, Thillai Govindaraja Senthamarai Kannan, Sailaja Krishnamurty, Kaliaperumal Selvaraj And Sourav Pal, Dissociative Chemisorption of Hydrogen Molecule on Defective Graphene Supported Aluminium Clusters: A Computational Study, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., , (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8CP05711G.
  • Deepak S. Chauhan, Rajendra Prasad, Janhavi Devrukhkar, Kaliaperumal Selvaraj And * Rohit Srivastava*, Disintegrable NIR Light Triggered Gold Nanorods Supported Liposomal Nanohybrids for Cancer Theranostics, Bioconjugate Chemistry., 19, 29, (5), 1510 - 1518 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00801.
  • , Nanoscale., , (2016), DOI:10.1039/c5nr06756a.
  • , Nanoscale., , (2015), DOI:10.1039/C5NR05715A.
  • , Molecular Simulations., , (2015), DOI:10.1080/08927022.2015.1067368.
  • , Applied Surface Science., , (2014), DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.09.042.
  • , Micro & Nano Letters., , (2012), DOI:10.1049/mnl.2011.0498.
  • , Journal of American Chemical Society., , (2011), DOI:10.1021/ja201002r.
  • , Microporous & Mesoporous Materials., , (2010), DOI:10.1016/j.micromeso.2010.06.014.

Research Interest

  • Materials Chemistry including Nanomaterials

Contact Details

Nano and Computational Materials Lab, Catalysis Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune - 411 008, INDIA
Phone (Off) : +91-20-25 90 22 62
Fax (Off) : +91-20-25 90 26 33